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#3181 simmias

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

Achievements in the OP makes it even more than ever difficult to scan. It's become like War & Peace up there.

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#3182 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

I really like seeing the achievements in the op. It informs my decision making for buying dlc. It doesn't take me very long to skim through some asterisks and one line of text. I am already reading at a fourth grade level according to my teacher.

#3183 eastx

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:56 PM

I like Achievement info as well. Sonic, glad to see you made it up to 4th grade level! :)

#3184 SonictheHedgehog1337

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

I like Achievement info as well. Sonic, glad to see you made it up to 4th grade level! :)


Thanks. I'm obviously way behind on my writing capabilities, but I'll try to catch up some day. :-)

In all seriousness, I'm considering buying the Assassins Creed Brotherhood and Revelations DLC partly because they have achievements. Are they all worth it at $5 a piece?

#3185 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

Ascend: New Gods beta signup for anyone interested. <--I get "referral credit" for this link, in that the more referrals I give, the better chance I have to be selected for the beta.

Here's is a link to the beta signups that does not give any referral credit, as far as I know. It was taken right from GameInformer.com.

It's slightly less cumbersome than the Battleblock Theater signup. Haha.

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#3186 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

Yep it was worth every point at 800 spacebucks.


Combat that is NOWHERE NEAR as similar, fun and smooth as Dust:An Elysian Tale's, but yeah.

I'd say it's worth about $5 bucks but no much more. The challenge comes from if you can sit through the monotony and finish the whole game/collect 100% achievements IMO.


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#3187 dark_inchworm

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

It doesn't take me very long to skim through some asterisks and one line of text. I am already reading at a fourth grade level according to my teacher.


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#3188 PrinnyJ

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

Ascend: New Gods beta signup for anyone interested. <--I get "referral credit" for this link, in that the more referrals I give, the better chance I have to be selected for the beta.

Here's is a link to the beta signups that does not give any referral credit, as far as I know. It was taken right from GameInformer.com.

It's slightly less cumbersome than the Battleblock Theater signup. Haha.


Sounds cool, I signed up through your referral. Thanks.

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#3189 Jaskull

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

What are we talking about with achievements in the OP? Just the blue asterisk? Nothing wrong with that and kind of useful to me. it's just one line of text and a blue star, unless I'm missing something?

Also, yes, DD2 will be 800 I'm sure, although it would be awesome for some of these late-generation releases to be bold at try 400. I guess that's Microsoft's call, though.

#3190 Shifty Effect

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

Outland Spoiler:

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#3191 tylerh1701

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

What are we talking about with achievements in the OP? Just the blue asterisk? Nothing wrong with that and kind of useful to me. it's just one line of text and a blue star, unless I'm missing something?


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#3192 eastx

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

Previously it looked like this:

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I thought that looked fine. You could also make it just the word Achievements to reduce clutter slightly. But asterisks are an option as well.

#3193 Bradisback

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

I vote for achievements

#3194 biledriver

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:02 PM

I don't think achievements have any place in the OP. If you're curious about that very insignificant aspect to a lot of gamers, then you can ask in the thread and someone always helps out.

It's not offensive or anything, but it does open the door to adding a lot of info for a select few people down the road.

#3195 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

Previously it looked like this:

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Yeah, that's a bit much to have for each game in the OP. Going with asterisks or some other symbol to add more information without making each item long strings of characters.

#3196 sicsonic

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:00 AM

And aggressively defending your love of Battleblock Theater, which is about to launch at full price, probably isn't appropriate for this thread either ;)


Why not? Tyler can profound his love for Alien Spidy around when it comes out at full price, why I can't I put in my opinion that Battleblock Theatre is a great game and not one to pass on when it has a sale later this year?

You're either trolling, or just don't like my opinions. Too bad, buddy. Different people like different games. This thread should be about talking about games. We are Cheap Ass Gamers.

I check on this thread for deals on XBLA, obviously, but also people here are quick to post about release date announcements and such, and that's another reason I've come back. I think this thread survives off both a combination of conversations about Sales and Upcoming Releases. So when I have an opinion of an upcoming game, that was already brought up, it doesn't seem very inappropriate to me.

#3197 Stellar Inertia

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:18 AM

I don't think achievements have any place in the OP. If you're curious about that very insignificant aspect to a lot of gamers, then you can ask in the thread and someone always helps out.

It's not offensive or anything, but it does open the door to adding a lot of info for a select few people down the road.


Funny how you say select few yet the majority seems to want the achievement info added.

Personally I could care less since I already know what has achievements and what doesn't. Whatever you guys do is fine. I don't think an asterisk next to each game is going to hurt anyone.

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#3198 ooga

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:25 AM

I hate to be the thread-police here, but I think everyone pretty much said all there is to say about the achievements in the OP. The way it is now is a good compromise. Those who want to know about the achievements can clearly tell which DLC has them, those that don't aren't exposed to "obtrusive" text.
So let's move on.

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#3199 Seasick Pirate

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

Actually I would like to see in the first post is a note if items are single or multi-player only or have other caviates.
Gotham City Impostors for example, requires Gold Membership- even for the single-player portion. Also, Mass Effect 3 and Tomb Raider have multi-player DLC even though they're each from a single-player series.

#3200 Sanges99

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

Why not? Tyler can profound his love for Alien Spidy around when it comes out at full price, why I can't I put in my opinion that Battleblock Theatre is a great game and not one to pass on when it has a sale later this year?

You're either trolling, or just don't like my opinions. Too bad, buddy. Different people like different games. This thread should be about talking about games. We are Cheap Ass Gamers.

Dude, j u s t c h i l l . He was responding to the fact that your original argument against an 'achievement indicator' in the OP was that NO TALK OUTSIDE OF DEALS SHOULD BE HAD within the context of this thread, and yet you've been gushing about a beta being released officially, which is, y'know clearly OUTSIDE THE REALM OF DEAL TALK, yeah? It's all fun, just go back to your whiskey, gentlemen, we don't need any trouble in here.

Yeah, that's a bit much to have for each game in the OP. Going with asterisks or some other symbol to add more information without making each item long strings of characters.


Ooh, now you've got me thinking we could use colored-@ symbols. Get it, achievements start with an "a" and there's an "a" in the middle of an "@" symbol??! 8-[
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

Actually I would like to see in the first post is a note if items are single or multi-player only or have other caviates.
Gotham City Impostors for example, requires Gold Membership- even for the single-player portion. Also, Mass Effect 3 and Tomb Raider have multi-player DLC even though they're each from a single-player series.

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#3202 sicsonic

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:29 AM

He was responding to the fact that your original argument against an 'achievement indicator' in the OP was that NO TALK OUTSIDE OF DEALS SHOULD BE HAD within the context of this thread,


Well I guess you (and probably the other guy) have mistaken my point from that part of the post, I was just commenting my opinion on the Achievement thing, that I was one of the ones that opposed it. I wasn't saying this thread should be strictly deal chat, or I didn't mean it that way.

Besides, I'm not the one telling people what they should or shouldn't be talking about, that was the other guy. I think most of my posts recently were just saying the Hungarian stuff could have been organized better, and that I have every right to post about an XBLA game in the XBLA thread.

#3203 dark_inchworm

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:39 AM

Why not? Tyler can profound his love for Alien Spidy around when it comes out at full price, why I can't I put in my opinion that Battleblock Theatre is a great game and not one to pass on when it has a sale later this year?

You're either trolling, or just don't like my opinions. Too bad, buddy. Different people like different games. This thread should be about talking about games. We are Cheap Ass Gamers.

I check on this thread for deals on XBLA, obviously, but also people here are quick to post about release date announcements and such, and that's another reason I've come back. I think this thread survives off both a combination of conversations about Sales and Upcoming Releases. So when I have an opinion of an upcoming game, that was already brought up, it doesn't seem very inappropriate to me.


Dude, j u s t c h i l l . He was responding to the fact that your original argument against an 'achievement indicator' in the OP was that NO TALK OUTSIDE OF DEALS SHOULD BE HAD within the context of this thread, and yet you've been gushing about a beta being released officially, which is, y'know clearly OUTSIDE THE REALM OF DEAL TALK, yeah? It's all fun, just go back to your whiskey, gentlemen, we don't need any trouble in here.


Sanges99 pretty much got it. More specifically, I was countering your stance against discussing achievements and for sticking to deal talk by conveniently leveraging your insistence on responding to almost every critique of the BBT beta with your undying praise for it. Not that I have any issue with that, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And in fairness, I believe I initiated or helped initiate the most recent BBT discussion. Anyway, I wasn't trying to insult or humiliate you, so please accept my most sincere apologies if it actually seemed like I was. I can be quick to make an unjustified insult but I don't think I'm a troll, just a bit heavy-handed with the cynicism sometimes. And back to my point of contention, if this thread is a valid spot to discuss games - as you just suggested - then discussing achievements sparingly is just as valid as discussing upcoming releases sparingly, IMO.

And I can't let this one go - "profound" is an adjective, not a verb. I take it you meant "profess."


Actually I would like to see in the first post is a note if items are single or multi-player only or have other caviates.
Gotham City Impostors for example, requires Gold Membership- even for the single-player portion. Also, Mass Effect 3 and Tomb Raider have multi-player DLC even though they're each from a single-player series.


Eh... I'll have to disagree on the very simple basis that most of those things are more easily inferred and easier to remember than whether certain downloadable items include achievements or not. That and this is apparently some sort of deeply divisive issue here, so let's not gun for too much too soon, right?

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#3204 sicsonic

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:47 AM

then discussing achievements sparingly is just as valid as discussing upcoming releases sparingly, IMO.


Sure it is. I was just stating my opinion that I thought it shouldn't be in the OP. Like I said, I'm not telling people what to talk about and what not to talk about here, or that wasn't my intentions.

And I can't let this one go - "profound" is an adjective, not a verb. I take it you meant "profess."



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#3205 bardockkun

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:14 AM

Actually I would like to see in the first post is a note if items are single or multi-player only or have other caviates.
Gotham City Impostors for example, requires Gold Membership- even for the single-player portion. Also, Mass Effect 3 and Tomb Raider have multi-player DLC even though they're each from a single-player series.

Mass Effect 3 multi DLC is all free except for any dumb microtransactions, but even then those can only be accessed in game and not directly off the marketplace. Plus multiplayer DLC usually (or typically always it seems) say map pack at the end of them. Plus any multi based games will always have the questions of "how's the community" being asked in the first few pages of the deals dropping so it kinda answers that and another question from the get go.
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#3206 dark_inchworm

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

And if you should find a multiplayer game on sale, you might wanna play the hell out of it immediately, as Nexuiz inconveniently taught many of us ;)

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#3207 Ken Lew

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:57 AM

I would love to see that UK sale come to America. I would pick up the Skyrim DLC for sure.

#3208 gordojones88

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:12 AM

Actually I would like to see in the first post is a note if items are single or multi-player only or have other caviates.



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#3209 Sath666

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:51 AM

http://www.xbox.com/...ive/spring-sale

Spring Sale page is updated now. Nothing really exciting imo.

#3210 Junpei

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:54 AM

The Spring Sale page has been updated: nothing even remotely comparable to the last huge GoD sale, but I'm interested in Spoderman: Shattered Dimensions and Skyram's DLCs at 50% off :bouncy:
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